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Nail and Skin Surgery

Day Surgery (Ingrown Nail, Skin and Verruca[Wart] Operations)

Peter, Nicola, James, Hannah and Leanne are a leading Podiatry team in Cheshire – Podiatrists with certification in analgesia and prescription only medications (POMs).

Painful Ingrown Toenails?

Our Podiatrists have post-grad training and vast experience in Minor Surgery and Local Anaesthesia.

If you have an uncomfortable, infected ingrown nail/s, we can provide surgical resolution after a completely ‘numbing’ anaesthetic injection.

We offer the widest option for nail resolution procedures, including partial (very marginal) or total nail removal options. Then, at your preference, we can allow the toenail to regrow in future, or we can stop the toenail from ever growing again (using a NICE approved, highly effective chemical cauterisation method). All these options are discussed in the ‘pre-op assessment’ appointment, where we explore your suitability for surgery and the best indicated procedure.

Surgical Treatment for Verrucae (Warts)

If you have Verrucae (the Latin name for Warts), we can provide painless surgical resolution after a ‘numbing’ anaesthetic injection.

Rather than surgically scooping (curettage) out the stubborn virally infected Verrucae/Warts (which can sometimes cause scarring) we utilise a much safer world-respected technique of needling.

This means we make the tiniest cuts (needles) into all parts of the verrucae to make your body heal them up as it would do with a wound.

When the cuts and small wound heals up, the Verrucae heal and disappear too, due to the surgically initiated immuno-response.

There is good quality evidence-based research for this “Falknor’s Needling” procedure – and patients report it is a better single treatment approach (one surgical procedure) than repeated/expensive visits over weeks, to clinics and hospitals that provide uncomfortable cryotherapies ‘freezing’ or thermocoagulation ‘heating’ topical treatments to the feet.

Needling has been around for over 50 years (being first described in a medical journal in America in 1969) and is used routinely with great success by practitioners internationally.

Surgical Needling for Verrucae/Warts is different from most other treatment modalities (such as caustics, which can entail dozens of applications to be effective) as it only requires one, or occasionally two, applications making this an ideal treatment for busy people. 24 hours after treatment you can shower as normal without the need to keep bulky dressings dry. In fact, no dressings are required at all after 2 days, so you can continue with daily activities as normal.

How does this method of treatment work? By puncturing the verruca with an empty sterile needle many times, the viral particles are directly exposed to the fatty tissue beneath the skin where the body is rich in immune regulators. Here, the immune system can recognise and destroy the virus. As this immune response is often systemic, treatment of only one Verruca is required even where there are many lesions as spontaneous remission occurs in all, or most, Verrucae at the same time.

The procedure is carried out here at In Motion, painlessly under a local anaesthetic and only mild soreness the following day has been reported by a few patients, although the majority of patients feel no discomfort at all following treatment.

Note: you will need a ‘pre-op assessment for surgery’ appointment first to diagnose the verrucae (and to differentiate from moles, corns, other lesions, etc) and also to assess the possibility of Minor Surgery in your case. The price of this pre-op appointment also covers your first post-op review and re-dressing.

Surgery for Verrucae

What next?

Everything from Ingrowm Nails to Verrucae, Warts and all!

If you would like a surgical consult to discuss your needs and suitability with our procedures, please call us or book online for your ”Pre-op assessment for Surgery” appointment, where we can discuss the best procedure for you!

(Surgical video coming soon)

Surgery for Verrucae

podiatrist treating toes